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Old 03-26-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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Lost 200 Gb on harddrive


I have a Lenovo Z560 with a 500 Gb harddrive. Testdisk is only seeing 320 Gb. At one time I had several distros on it but I lost 200 Gb adding and deleting distros. When I try to install a distro Gparted only shows me the 320 Gb to work with. I don't have any data on the drive now. Is there anyway to get the full 500 Gb? I was hoping there was a format command that would format the physical drive but I haven't found it yet.

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TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org

Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38913 255 63
Partition Start End Size in sectors















Keys A: add partition, L: load backup, Enter: to continue
 
Old 03-26-2014, 03:59 PM   #2
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What does fdisk say or other like gparted?
 
Old 03-27-2014, 01:23 AM   #3
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Fdisk and Gparted results

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Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

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Old 03-27-2014, 02:15 AM   #4
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Just one stupid question: are you really sure about that 500 GB? Probably you mixed two disks or you have forgotten something. It looks like it has only 320 GB.

What kind of disk is it? Probably there is a serial number or similar to identify it. And there is a special tool for that device to dig deeper. Have you checked the SMART info?
 
Old 03-27-2014, 03:02 AM   #5
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Lets pretend that I never opened this thread

Pan64 you are correct. This really is a 320 Gb drive. The last laptop that I was just putting Mint on really was a 500 Gb machine. The box that this one came in says 320 Gb. There are no dumb questions. Thank you for your help.
 
  


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